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iconnumber posted 06-18-2007 01:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for suzannemk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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I read the thread about Edward Francis on the "American Silver Before Sterling" forum (some Spoons thread)

As a new member I was not allowed to post to that thread, but I have some information to share regarding silversmith Edward Francis.

I am a g-g-g-granddaughter of Edward Francis of Leesburg VA 1807-1878/79. He did in fact go to Hinds County, MS then Rankin County, MS; then to Henderson, Rusk County, TX. He is buried there in the Henderson City Cemetery. I have more information on his family.

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Your message has been copied to the appropriate thread (Some spoons) in the American Silver before sterling forum.

Thank you for your contribution, and welcome to the Forums.

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Thanks for the information suzannemk. Do you know if Mr. Francis continued to be a silversmith after all these moves and did anyone in his family follow in his footsteps?

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Thanks for the information suzannemk. Do you know if Mr. Francis continued to be a silversmith after all these moves and did anyone in his family follow in his footsteps?

Edward Francis continued as a jeweler in Henderson, TX until his death (1878/79). His will inventory lists all the watches in his shop for repair at the time of his death. His son Edward was also listed as a jeweler in census records. He died in Henderson in 1878. I do not know of any other family members or descendents who were silversmiths.

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